I married one of those guys who hates to be the center of attention. He is very laid back, wears cargo shorts and golf shirts and is a mean grill master! He is such a great dad and I love him for that. My kids are super lucky to have him in their life. Chris is on the overprotective side, but that just makes me love him even more! When Caitlin went to the junior prom, he sat in the parking lot and did the crossword. When I asked him why, he said he didn’t want Caitlin to wait if she decided to leave early! He is one of those dads who will get on the floor and roll around with Henry, practicing their wrestling moves. He hates it when we buy him a Father’s Day gift, so we always make him something. This year Caitlin wanted to make him a set of DIY Popsicle Stick Coasters, with our own little twist.
Here is what you need:
80 popsicle sticks
Glue gun and glue sticks
Acrylic paint and brush
Scrapbook paper (optional)
“On The Rocks” DIY Popsicle Stick Coasters
- Take 10 popsicle sticks and glue them together, side by side. This is the top of the coaster.
- Glue one popsicle stick on each long end, perpendicular, as well as one in the middle. These are your supports.
Next you will take 3 popsicle sticks, cutting the ends off and gluing them across the supports. These will go in the opposite direction of the supports.
- If you plan to use scrapbook paper, cut to fit the top and Mod Podge it to the top of the coaster. Cover with one additional coating of the Mod Podge.
- Paint the exposed popsicle sticks in a complementary color. Because my paper had a lot of earth tones, we used a dark grey paint. (If you aren’t going to Mod Podge the paper, you can leave the popsicle sticks plain or paint them. If you paint them, I would spray on some clear coat.)